Interim Provost John Zomchick conferred degrees on 338 CCI spring and summer graduates (279 bachelor’s, 53 master’s and 6 doctoral) at the CCI Commencement held May 12, 2018 in Thompson Boling Arena. Larry Patrick (MS/C&I ’73 and CCI Board of Visitors member) delivered the commencement speech challenging the graduates to keep learning. “The knowledge of how to prepare content, to be objective, to write and edit well and to both speak and listen well are the keys to tomorrow for you,” said Patrick. He went on to urge the graduates to always conduct themselves with integrity and to help pave the way for future generations through service.
Chancellor’s Honors recipients and top graduates from each school major were recognized during the ceremony including Torchbearer Justin Crawford (JEM) and two graduates recognized for Extraordinary Campus Leadership and Service – Kiah Albritton (PR) and Kianna Townsel (CS).
After the ceremony, graduates and their families attended a reception on the CCI Patio where they were greeted by Larry Patrick and several CCI faculty members and administrators. The summer-like weather and great views from the patio provided the perfect setting for taking photos and celebrating the accomplishments of the Class of 2018!